Casting calls in Chicago

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The following is a list of reality TV shows scheduled to hold casting calls in the Chicago area and movies, TV shows, music videos and commercials looking to cast extras and speaking roles here. This list is updated every week, so make sure to bookmark this page. Also, check out our 10 tips on how to become an extra.

(NOTE: I have nothing to do with casting, so please don't send me your headshots.)


Restaurateurs, executive chefs, chef de cuisines or sous chefs for cooking competition. Casting call is Feb. 10 at Trencherman. Details


Solo artists and duos 15 years old or older for singing competition. Casting call is Feb. 21 and 22 at Navy Pier's Grand Ballroom. Details


Obese individuals who want to lose more than half their body weight. Casting call is Feb. 14 at Copernicus Center. Details


Rappers for hip-hop reality TV competition hosted by Sway Calloway. Casting call in Chicago is Feb. 13 at a to be determined location. Details


Indie film starring Alicia Silverstone needs adults of all ages and ethnicities for Monday through Feb. 19, a newborn infant, most likely for Feb. 19, and boys 7-11 years old who play hockey, most likely for Feb. 2, 3, and 18. Details

Girl 7-9 years old for Feb. 4 and 6. Details


Males and females in their 20s to 50s to play press Jan. 30. Details

Celebrity lookalikes for nonspeaking roles Jan. 28 and 30. Details

Males and females in their 40s for music event scene Feb. 2. Details

Hip and trendy males and females 18 to 49 years old for music venue scene. Details

"Club types" in their 20s or 30s. Details


"Model types" 18-30 years old for club scene. Details

Four-year-old boy who is Caucasian or of mixed ethnicity for reoccurring role. Details

Real restaurant kitchen workers and dish-washers. Details

"Upscale" males and females in their 20s to 60s for restaurant scene Feb. 2. Details

Real paramedics who know how to ice skate for Jan. 29. Details | Twitter @TribLuis | Facebook @TribLuis | Instagram @TribLuis

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